HBOT is being studied in the treatment of concussion and post-concussion syndrome with promising results. Concussion, a mild traumatic brain injury, is a common sports injury. In concussion, the brain tissue is bruised when it impacts the inflexible skull due to a blow or jolt to the head causing an inflammatory response and swelling of the tissue as the brain responds to injury. The rationale for the use HBOT is based on its ability to dramatically increase, by 2-3 times, the delivery of oxygen to injured brain tissues to promote healing, and reduce swelling, inflammation and increased pressure in the brain.
Studies, Reviews & Articles
- Systematic Review and Dosage Analysis: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Efficacy in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Persistent Postconcussion Syndrome
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in children with post‑concussion syndrome improves cognitive and behavioral function:
a randomized controlled trial
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Improve Post-Concussion Syndrome Years After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Randomized Prospective Trial
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (1.5 ATA) In Treating Sports Related TBI/CTE: Two Case Reports
- Case report: Treatment of mild traumatic brain injury with hyperbaric oxygen (PDF)
Pro wrestling star, Michael “Bear” Clair’s experience with concussion and hyperbaric treatment
Concussion – Breathing Your Way to Wellness with Brian Propp
Hall of Fame Quarterback Joe Namath on FOXBUSINESS
‘Inside the NFL’: Joe Namath on health and injuries
Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath joins the “Inside the NFL” crew to expand upon the ongoing league-wide discourse on health and brain injuries in the NFL, as well as to touch upon his own experiences as a player and beyond.